Are we living in a culture of dependency? If the latest comments from Jesse Jackson are true, then the country is in big trouble. Jackson has recently come out and said that there is honor in Barack Obama being labelled the "Food Stamp President". Really - how so?
"Say, it's an honor to be a food stamp president. Food stamps feed the hungry. Food stamps save the children. Food stamps help the farmer. Food stamps help the truck driver. Food stamps help the warehouse. Food stamps help the store. Food stamps hire people and feed people. Food stamps save people from starvation and malnutrition. Whenever you attack feeding the hungry, you undermine the moral authority of our faith. Give President Barack Obama a big hand. Show your love. Show your appreciation."
"It's not a dishonor to be a food stamps if you cannot find a job, and if your family is hungry," Glenn emphasized.
"I don't know anybody who wants to be on food stamps," Pat said.
However, "We have a culture of food stamps," he said before mimicking Jeremiah Wright's caustic "Give them the wealth!" rants from the pulpit calling for equal justice and social justice.
Glenn mockingly said that food stamps help do everything from exploring space, building exotic cars, fuel the sun and more. The truth is, food stamps do help people who are hungry, but they also can create a dependency that is clearly being embraced in Jackson's claims above. To Jackson, the foodstamps aren't a means to helping a struggling family survive, they are a vital part of the economy and the country. Without food stamps, and by extension government intervention, people can't take care of themselves according to Jackson.
Glenn again emphasized the importance of individual charity and said it is important that we help feed the poor, but that was the role of charity, not government.
Watch Jackson's comments below: